Note from the Outgoing Managing Editor

In: KronoScope
Dennis Costa Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Boston University

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It has been my great pleasure over the past five years to be the managing editor of KronoScope. The distinctly interdisciplinary character of our journal means that editors must work with submissions of scholarly materials from many different disciplines – a learning process, certainly, and, of course, much more than that. My own thinking and writing on medieval and Renaissance materials has greatly benefitted from what has been, necessarily, a careful reading of KronoScope.

Since 2018, and with excellent help from several special editors, I have been able to publish important work in the fields of musicology, narratology, social theory, medieval studies, film, animation, philosophy, art history, logic, linguistics, anthropocene studies, physics education, postcolonial literature, computer gaming, poetics, horology, medieval Japanese studies, pre-modern Jewish and Islamic studies, modern and science fiction, history of photography, physics, theatre, and theory of chronography, in addition to original works of art, photography and poetry.

I warmly re-invite all members of our Society to review their current work and to think of KronoScope as an important site for their next publications.

At the ISST 2023 Conference in Yamaguchi, Japan, we shall have the occasion to welcome Professor Felipe Torres as the new managing editor. I first met Professor Torres last October in Santiago de Chile. Our conversation in downtown Santiago was both detailed and wide-ranging. I was convinced then that Prof. Torres would make an excellent, innovative managing editor and would continue to expand the scope of our journal. The ISST Council sub-committee that interviewed Felipe via Zoom has concurred.

I offer my heartfelt thanks to Carol Fischer, editor of “Time’s Books,” and to Emily DiCarlo, editor of “News and Views.” I thank our editor at Brill, Ms. Kayla Griffin, for her generosity and especially for her patience with the extent to which the digital world remains somewhat alien to me. I thank Ms. Gabriel Kennedy Costa, who has more professional experience as an editor than have I, for her great help with first and final proofs. Special thanks go as well to Professors Jo Alyson Parker and Arkadiusz Misztal for their constant assistance and support.

Best wishes to all.

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